Netflix: Tasteful Disagreement

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Postby Bag of Ass » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:22 pm

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Postby hobokenbob » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:16 am

I wonder how many people here are supplementing their tv viewing with Hulu? It's a pretty nice site, kinda like tivo without the effort. I've been using it to watch "Lie to Me" and Kings
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:52 am

I do. I'm using it to get through Firefly and Naruto. Having access to shows like Rescue Me, Arrested Development, House, and so on, is also a good thing. I can feed my Kitchen Nightmares addiction there, too.

They easily had the best of the Super Bowl commercials this year, imo.
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Postby OMGBEES » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:18 am

I don't really like Hulu. I only use it for Dollhouse because I hate that anyways.
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Postby Kauser » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:13 pm

OMGBEES wrote:And Kauser, I totally disagree with you about Requiem.



Good for you ;)


Oh Eolh, Check out meet the spartans for why plot is important to a comedy.



Thirdly, I just changed my cable subscription down to basic after I figured out how to stream Hulu over my 360.
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Postby Eolh » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:47 pm

Oh we're talking about plot? I thought we were talking about deeper meanings.

To say that Pineapple Express didn't have a plot is to not understand what a plot is.

Not that that matters, humor is still possible without a well-defined storyline.
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Postby Kauser » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:51 pm

Kauser wrote:
Bag of Ass wrote:Maybe I didn't get it, since I'm not a stoner.



No, there was just no plot.


Just like Fear and Loathing.

Just like Requiem for a Dream.

There is no hidden depth, no profound message, no epiphany, no catharsis, no anignorisis. If it were any more hollow, you'd see light shining from behind it.



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Postby Eolh » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:56 pm

Little edgy this morning, huh?
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Postby Kauser » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:01 pm

Yeah, that easy to tell?
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Postby hobokenbob » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:42 pm

I secretly downgraded his breakfast scotch whiskey to red label, to see if he'd notice the difference.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:12 pm

There was definitely a plot to Pineapple Express, and I'd like to believe that it was all there to lead up to the shoryuken. They could have saved a lot of time and effort and money if they'd just showed that scene and cut the rest of the bullshit.

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Postby Dynagrip » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:04 pm

I'm watching The Wire season 3, Paranoia Agent, and will soon start Generation Kill.

edit: also 30 Rock on Instant play and maybe if I'm super bored Never Back Down.

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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:14 am

I love Paranoia Agent. Still need to buy it, it's the only Satoshi Kon I don't own.

The Wire is on my short list.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:00 am

I still can't decide if the outro for Paranoia Agent is soothing or disturbing...
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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:48 am

I really like the intro. I listen to the Susumu Hirasawa track from Paprika an awful lot.
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Postby Dynagrip » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:43 pm

I was slightly proud of myself for being able to figure out that Paranoia Agent was done by the guy that did Paprika, without looking it up beforehand.

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Postby OMGBEES » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:04 pm

Dynagrip wrote:I was slightly proud of myself for being able to figure out that Paranoia Agent was done by the guy that did Paprika, without looking it up beforehand.

That's pretty good, particularly as no one skips. Skipping seems to be a commonality, I think someone even skips in Tokyo Godfathers.
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Postby Too-Much-Coffee Mistress » Tue May 04, 2010 5:22 pm

First necro-post of 2010!

It's hard to look at Netflix's site of late and not come away with the impression that they're on the verge of becoming an all-streaming service, or at least mostly one. Practically everything besides the newest of the new releases are available for streaming, everything you see when shifting through categories on the front page is also available for it. They've apparently gone so far as to strike a deal with Warner Bros. to delay the availability of WB movies for a month to prop up dvd sales, likely so that these companies will be more likely to allow their movies to be streamed. A similar deal with Fox is why we're now seeing all of shows like 24 and Bones available for streaming.

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201004 ... 8951.shtml

I can't particularly agree with the article's assertions that this will end at all badly for Netflix, however. I don't think that many people are going to be that concerned by release delays, and comparing the ease and convenience of streaming a movie with torrenting the same seems... well, silly.
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Postby OMGBEES » Tue May 04, 2010 5:36 pm

I still have like 400 movies in my queue that are not streaming. The streaming service is fine, but it's not a really great reason to get Netflix.
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Postby Bag of Ass » Tue May 04, 2010 5:41 pm

Sometimes I go through fits where I watch Netflix streaming more than cable. Considering it cost me nothing over what I was already paying, I'd say it's a great deal. And I'm going to agree with bees on the disc vs. streaming availability. There's a ton of stuff that's not available streaming yet.


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